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Hello from Pennsylvania!!

Post  eireann777 on 7/27/2015, 4:37 pm

Hello! Just checking in to introduce myself! 

This year, I am new not only to square foot gardening, but gardening in general!  I have put in three beds so far, and am successfully growing tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, hot peppers, watermelon, squash and pumpkin!  Although, I did lose all of my onions and bush beans - I think because of the crazy PA weather this year!

Based on my limited success this year, I am seriously considering putting in 7-8 more beds next year, to produce enough food to dry/can/freeze to last my family through the winter :-)  As I begin that journey, I am sure I will have some questions, and, maybe, will even be able to answer a few along the way!!

Look forward to "hanging out" here!



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Re: Hello from Pennsylvania!!

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/27/2015, 4:51 pm

Welcome Erin!

Have any pictures of your beds? It's always fun to see what other people have been doing. Glad you're doing so well so soon!

I've lost plenty of beans and had others produce zilch over the past two years because of too much sun. Some got killed or stunted in a single day that took them from beauty to very ugly beast. Others that were only in sun a few hours a day thrived. Is that what happened to your beans -- too much sun?

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Post  sanderson on 7/27/2015, 4:53 pm

Erin,  Welcome to the Forum from California!  glad you\'re here  Isn't SFG awesome!  I was a also total beginner (2013).  This Forum is a great place to learn all kinds of gardening.

Ditto to what Marc said. Photos!


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/27/2015, 10:40 pm

Welcome, Erin! From your neighbor here in Ohio! Sounds like you are off to a successful start, congrats!

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Post  Kelejan on 7/27/2015, 11:56 pm

glad you\'re here  Erin  happy hi 
from Kelejan in the Great White North. :canada: 

You are going to love it here.


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Re: Hello from Pennsylvania!!

Post  eireann777 on 7/28/2015, 8:05 am

Such a warm welcome :-)

I will take some pictures after I get home today!

I spent some time yesterday reading some of the threads here...some good information, and what seems like a great group of people!


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/28/2015, 9:06 am

Hi Erin.  Welcome from Atlanta, GA!  Glad you've joined us...!

Don't be afraid to ask questions and we have a great archives area filled with lots of practical advice.


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Post  sfg4uKim on 7/28/2015, 5:08 pm

Hi Erin and glad you\'re here 

I'm your neighbor in central Maryland and the weather here has been crazy!

The Forum is definitely the place for your SFG and general gardening questions.



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Re: Hello from Pennsylvania!!

Post  Windmere on 7/29/2015, 5:46 pm

Welcome, welcome Erin.  I live in the Atlanta area, originally from Los Angeles.  However, on my mom's side of the family, we come from Pennsylvania.  Mom grew up near Pottsville, Pennsylvania in a town called Minersville.  Is that near you?  (You mentioned Pottstown.)

I'm excited for you as you start your gardening.  It's a fun time and folks here are ready to help with ideas and good advice.  I wish you much success!


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Post  MackerelSky on 7/30/2015, 10:06 am

Hi Erin from another newb to the forum and Pa. resident.

Loads of luck with your new venture and there is plenty of help on this forum-

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Post  floyd1440 on 7/30/2015, 7:21 pm

Welcome Erin!!!!!!!!

I am from western, Pa. and like you have had enough of the rain.  Sounds like you have bold plans so what part of the state are you from?


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